Bursaries in Health

Description:
  1. Which Full-time Bursaries in Health does the Western Cape Government offer?
  2. What does the Bursary Cover?
  3. Will I have to Pay or Work Anything Back?
  4. Who Can Apply for a Bursary?
  5. How do I Apply?
  6. Where Can I Get More Information?

1. Which Full-time Bursaries in Health does the Western Cape Government offer?

The Western Cape Department of Health offers a limited number of bursaries for full-time study each year in fields where a shortage of skills has been identified.

The aim of the bursary is to attract qualified persons with the required competencies, knowledge and skills to join the Department to meets its service delivery needs. In 2006 academic year, for example, the following bursaries per health science study field were awarded:

  • Nursing
  • Medical (MBChB)
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiography
  • Emergency Medical Care

Please note more health science study fields may be added per academic year based on Departmental service delivery needs.

2. What does the Bursary Cover?

Tuition (Actual study fees), registration and examination fees. If you fail an academic year, you will have to repeat that year at your own cost, after which the bursary will be reinstated for the following academic year, if you pass.

3. Will I have to Pay or Work Anything Back?

The bursaries are awarded on a work-back system - on a year for a year basis. Community Service Year will count towards the student's 1st year of bursary obligation, although internship years will not. Students may start paying, that is working, back their bursary obligation as soon as they have successfully completed their studies

4. Who Can Apply for a Bursary?

To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:

  • A South African citizen or permanent resident
  • A resident of the Western Cape
  • Able to prove financial need
  • Ideally from a historically disadvantaged background
  • Be accepted at the relevant accredited HEI

Bursars' obligations: bursars are expected to furnish the department with satisfactory proof of registration at an accredited academic institution at the start of the financial year. He or she is also expected to submit all annual or supplementary examination results to the department within 30 days of receiving such results.

5. How do I Apply?

Apply directly to the Department of Health. Invitations to apply will run in local newspapers. Your university or university of technology's bursaries office should be able to supply you with an application form. Alternatively, contact the Department of Health on the numbers below.
Please refer to application form for opening and closing date.

6. Where Can I Get More Information?

Western Cape Government Health
Gwen George
Tel: 021 483 3465
Fax: 086 293 0040
E-mail: Gwen.George@westerncape.gov.za

Monray Strydom
Tel: 021 483 6610
Fax: 086 293 0040
E-mail: Monray.Strydom@westerncape.gov.za

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 13 February 2014